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Rosas del Plata celebrate the 2nd Argentina Pink meeting as seen through the eyes of a 17-year-old

My name is Paul Yadid. I am 17 years old and I am starting my last year of high school next week.

On Saturday, March 7th my brother Lucas and I were involved in helping with registration at the 2nd Argentine Pink festival that gathered together over 100 pink paddlers from all over our country, Argentina. My uncle Roberto Yahni who is a gynaecologist/obstetrician (my mom, Matilde Yahni spares no one in the family) was also involved by giving a lecture about the benefits of exercise post a diagnosis of and surgery for breast cancer.

I was amazed at the energy of the women who participated. I am used to seeing my mom running around organizing things for Rosas del Plata and also seeing the amount of exercise she does, but I didn’t expect to see this from everyone else: 

They paddled hard, they danced, they laughed even harder, and they hugged a lot. A real celebration of life where we all realized how much they enjoy this activity and each others company. 

I was 12 when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She recovered quite fast, and I remember how happy I was when we did that trip to the US to leave the sad moments behind, and in this gathering, I felt like that again: very grateful and happy. 

I really hope you all keep paddling always to honour life.

Proud of you, ladies. Paul Yadid , son of Matilde Yahni